Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Zago, Jungle Prince in "The Insane Maiden!" (Fox;1948)

It's hump day and I'm just beginning to snap out of the erratic biorithyms from the long weekend spent out of state attending my oldest daughters college graduation. I was finally able to take in the new Thor movie last night (it's pretty good and I will share my thoughts on it tomorrow). My loyal pug seems to be recovering from the traumatic experience of being left out of said road trip and under the care of an unfamiliar dog whisperer, and even the Catacombs seems to be somewhat on the mend (although still running a bit behind schedule). Alas!

Zago, Jungle Prince returns after a lengthy absence in the Jack Kamen illustrated "The Insane Maiden!" from Zago, Jungle Prince #2 (Nov.1948); originally published by Fox. The Catacombs is grateful to Don "Zu-Gogo" Falkos for providing the scans for this story. Note: The copyright for this issue, its contents and artwork belong to the original publisher and/or creators and is reproduced here solely for entertainment purposes.



Unca Jeffy said...

Im glad you got it back together to serve up a good jungle girl fix for us! Glad you liked the Thor movie, I did too, and I look forward to hearing your thoughts.

borky said...

Love that first page depicting our mad 'heroine' cavorting insanely - like pure Ditko, (only at a time when his girls still actually looked like a girls)!

I was just musing on all the weird names: Skreeta, Howki, Tella, Zago, and the only one that sounds even remotely African's Mabu - a glamorous European brunette! Then again Glogan the gorilla sounds like he hails from Dublin!

Tell you what, though, those early African lads must've found their world a very confusing place, what with their gorillas being Irish, and the only women they knew all being white!

Chuck Wells said...

No wonder the native Africans demonstrated a degree of confusion after decades of Colonialism - at least at the time depicted in this golden age tale. Right??